Government Launches Consultation on Scheme of Consumer Rights Bill 2021

The General Scheme of the Consumer Rights Bill 2021 was published for public consultation by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on 20 May 2021. The Bill has been heralded as the most significant reform of consumer protection law in decades, consolidating and modernising consumers’ legal rights and remedies, and making it more straightforward for businesses to identify their obligations to consumers. The Bill will also implement into Irish law the EU Digital Content Directive, covering digital content and digital services such as social media, software as a service (SaaS) and streaming services. We take a look at the key points of the proposed Bill and its potential impact on companies providing digital content or services.

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